Washington Holds Top Position in Third USRowing/CRCA Poll

PRINCETON, N.J. — University of Washington had a strong weekend of racing and was the consensus pick as the top Division I program in the third USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Washington won all seven of its races against Oregon State, UCLA, University of Oregon and Washington State University Saturday morning on Dexter Lake, Ore. to earn all 25 first-place votes.

The University of California, Berkeley ranked second after winning 13 of 13 races at the Lake Natoma Invitational. Following last week’s rankings, University of Michigan was third, the Ohio State University fourth and University of Texas fifth.

In the DII poll, Western Washington reclaimed sole possession of its number one ranking and earned three first-place votes. The Vikings are looking to take home another win Saturday, April 15 at the Covered Bridge Regatta.

Ranked second in the DII poll was Florida Institute of Technology who’s winning finish in the club eight at the Knecht Cup on Mercer Lake, N.J. earned them two first-place votes. University of Central Oklahoma and Humboldt State University maintained their places at third and fourth respectively. Barry University rounded out the top five, moving up one place from last week’s poll.

Division III Bates College took six first-place votes, leading the pack after its top two eights swept a four-team field on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Bates beat Wellesley College, Worcester Polytechnic, and Trinity College.

Wesleyan University ranks second with three first-place votes and Williams College finished third. Wellesley College and Ithaca College (one first-place vote) completed the top five.


Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings

Rank  Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 University of Washington (25) 490 1
2 University of California, Berkeley 463 2
3 University of Michigan 436 3
4 Ohio State University 378 4
5 University of Texas 375 5
6 Princeton University 352 8
7 Stanford University 346 6
8 Yale University 333 7
9 Brown University 314 9
10 University of Virginia 291 10
11 University of Wisconsin 259 11
12 University of Iowa 244 13
13 University of Southern California 184 12
14 Washington State University 150 15
15 Harvard University 143 14
16 Michigan State University 97 16
17 Syracuse University 89 17
18 University of Louisville 64 19
19 Indiana University 62 18
20 Duke University 44 20
Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Gonzaga University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tennessee

Women’s NCAA Division II Team Rankings

Rank  Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 Western Washington University (3) 180 1t
2 Florida Institute of Technology (2) 167 1t
3 University of Central Oklahoma 162 3
4 Humboldt State University 122 4
5 Barry University 72 6
6 Mercyhurst University 60 8
7 University of California, San Diego 50 7
8 Nova Southeastern University 45 5
Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University (42)

Women’s NCAA Division III Team Rankings

Rank  Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 Bates (6) 146 1t
2 Wesleyan University (3) 134 1t
3 Williams College 132 3
4 Wellesley College 119 4
5 Ithaca College (1) 114 5
6 Tufts University 94 6
7 Pacific Lutheran University 83 7
8 Hamilton College 73 11
9 WPI 66 9t
10 Rochester institute of Technology 57 8
11 Washington College 47 12
12 William Smith College 44 9t
13 Colby College 34 14
14 Lewis and Clark College 17 15
15 Franklin & Marshall College 11 NR
Other Receiving Votes: University of Puget Sound (9), Smith College (9), Trinity College (7), Mount Holyoke College (4)

 

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